Speed Champions 2008: Björn Dunkerbeck and Valerie Ghibaudo
Bjorn Dunkerbeck (SUI, Proof, North Sails) and Valerie Ghibaudo (FRA, Loft Sails) are the European Champions of Speed Windsurfing 2008 ! Legend Björn Dunkerbeck defeated Record Holder Antoine Albeau.
In a thrilling final gold fleet race Bjorn Dunkerbeck defeated Antoine Albeau (FRA, Starboard) who was leading the competition until that final race. Both were tied in points, with the tie broken in favour of Antoine Albeau by the top speed of the season (43.68 knots), a new spot record as well.
Cyril Moussilmani (FRA, Fanatic, North) saved his third place with his fifth third position out of six races, clearly ahead of former world record holder Finian Maynard (BVI). In fifth place then Chris Lockwood (AUS, Carbon Art, KA Sails).
In the womens fleet, Valerie dominated all six races with six victories, also clear in second Anja Kruse (GER, F2, North) with five second places. Third place then goes to Elke Schill (GER, F2, North) from the hosting Pro Center.
1. Bjorn Dunkerbeck (SUI)
2. Antoine Albeau (FRA)
3. Cyril Moussilmani (FRA)
4. Finian Maynard (BVI)
The world’s best surfers were treated to perfect conditions at the Boost Mobile Pro today. All of Round 1 and the first two heats of Round 2 were run in consistent three to five foot waves at Lower Trestles.
Round 2 of the Boost Mobile Pro will resume in three to five foot waves at Lower Trestles this morning. The first two heats of the round were completed yesterday so Heat 3 of Round 2 will be the first ASP World Tour action in the water this morning.
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